Announcing: UMass Innovation Challenge


Do you have an idea or product? Looking for the basics, exposure, and mentors? At the UMass Innovation Challenge we award over $65K annually during competitive events where students and recent alumni from all UMass campuses pitch innovative business plans. 


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Upcoming Events

Isenberg Career Day 2014
Campus Center Auditorium
September 23, 2014
11am - 4pm

UMass IC Idea 2 Innovation Workshop
Integrative Learning Center, Room S311, UMass Amherst
October 1, 2014

Get Started On Your New Venture - Expert Advice and Round Table Discussions

UMass IC Fall MinutePitch
Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union
October 30, 2014

Have an idea that could be the start of a great business? Pitch it to a panel of judges for constructive feedback and possible cash prizes to support your efforts.

UMass IC Executive Summary and Elevator Pitch Competition
Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union
December 2, 2014

Student teams pitch their business ideas and compete for a portion of the $10,000 in prize money.

UMass IC Spring VIRTUAL MinutePitch Entry Period
February 17 to March 13, 2015

UMass IC Semi-Final Round (formerly the Mini-Plan Round)
Kellogg Room, ELAB II Building, UMass Amherst
March 3, 2015

UMass IC Finalist Presentations & Awards Dinner
Amherst Room, 10th Floor of UMass Amherst Campus Center
March 31, 2015

Hear the final teams pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges who will award $50,000+ in prizes.